Heritage of Black Highlanders Collection,
UNCAsheville Ramsey Library
Maggie Jones: bhcP220.127.116.11.21.1
Pioneer in work among black women
A great organizer of clubs for community improvement. Organized first Asheville
branch of NC Federation of Negro Women's Clubs and was a charter member of the state
organization. She was a great community worker for the uplift of black women.
Her husband, a pharmacist working in the early 1920's, was one of the first black
doctors to practice here.
She organized the Girl's Industrial
Club whose aim was to develop Christian leadership and skilled
employment. The club later became part of the Phyllis Wheatley
Branch of the YWCA.
She was a charter member of the
Negro P. T. A. in the Asheville community and an active member of Mt. Zion